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Drupal Cloud Managed Services for Texas DIR Contract

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Some State of Texas entities, such as independent school districts, may use Drupal-based websites that require cloud-managed services. In response to the demand, LABUSA offers support under the DIR contract DIR-CPO-4414. The industry's most popular deployment solution is leveraging fully managed Drupal (7/8) systems on a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) software stack. The cPanel management interface provides users with tools for easy remote management. LABUSA recommends and supports hosting on dedicated or virtual private server (VPS) systems for versatility and security. Integrated public cloud services can support content delivery and disaster recovery strategies.


The Challenge

Many organizations are seeking highly qualified vendors to provide services for their Drupal-based websites. Their service needs include website hosting, migration, development, content management, and training. Texas school districts are typically responsible for several sites developed and hosted on Drupal version 7, but they want to take advantage of the added benefits found in versions 8 and 9.

Organizations are also looking to enhance the user experience with a new design and structure that is purpose-driven and better emphasizes the mission. The content data flow and analytics need to be updated to better understand the users' needs and provide the information that best serves them. The website's support requires maintaining WCAG 2.1 and ARIA 1.0 compliance. Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) accessibility is a responsibility shared by Texas state agencies and educational institutions. A school district has the obligation to develop and maintain a cybersecurity framework that includes external website information and access, which is also an essential factor to consider. The organization's technical support team needs help and training to manage the site and maintain system accessibility, availability, performance, and security.

Faced with increasing changes in technology legislation and procurement requirements, Texas state agencies seek to find cost-effective and efficient means for addressing their website needs. Finding a contracting vehicle that covers the wide variety of technology products and services needed for their Drupal-based website is also a challenge.


The Solution

DIR logoAs the demand for Drupal support increases, LABUSA offers state of Texas agencies support under DIR contract DIR-CPO-4414 for comprehensive web development and managed services.    
LABUSA preferred pricing and priority service for the Texas government and    
public education entities is unmatched. LABUSA data center is located in    
Houston offers dedicated and virtual private servers (VPS) with system availability and security that exceeds the state requirements.

LABUSA offers hosting of fully managed Drupal (7/8) systems on a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack on a dedicated or VPS systems with cPanel as the management interface. The cPanel is a management platform that allows customers to do a multitude of things to manage their sites through a web interface. The cPanel is beneficial for support teams and developers who need to perform database or code updates.

LABUSA's private cloud solution can also serve as a hybrid cloud with a connection to Amazon Web Services (AWS) CloudFront to support the Content Delivery Network (CDN). CloudFront is a fast CDN service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to devices globally with low latency and high transfer speeds. As well, system backups to AWS S3 can support the disaster recovery plans.

The technology consultants and support engineers at LABUSA can assist with migration, development, and content management. LABUSA has full-time staff members with cloud-based professional accreditations and technical certifications supporting the LAMP / cPanel / Drupal environments. The company’s digital marketing team can provide services by developing content marketing strategies that integrate websites with social media. The support teams can develop Google analytic dashboards to match website performance with organizational goals.

LABUSA supports the Drupal-based technology requirements for a broad spectrum of customers, including Texas state, county, or local government offices, and public education entities of all sizes. To learn more about LABUSA Drupal Website hosting and other services under Texas DIR contract DIR-CPO-4414 for Comprehensive Web Development and Managed Services, please give us a call at 281-393-8003 or email We look forward to hearing from you.